Steven Webber Obituary

Steven  Charles Webber
Steven Charles Webber

June 25, 1952 - January 18, 2022
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Steven Charles Webber, 69, of Des Moines, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at a Des Moines area hospital. Steven was born June 25, 1952 in Hennepin, Minnesota to Donald and Geraldine (Coleman) Webber.

He grew up in Minnesota, and attended Moorhead State College, majoring in Journalism. After college, Steve enjoyed his work and took much pride in his career as a newspaper reporter for the Ottumwa Courier in Ottumwa, Iowa and the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa. Steven’s love of politics steered him towards his next career path as a website designer for the federal budget committee in Washington, D.C. , where he worked for nearly 15 years, until he took on a position with a gubernatorial candidate’s campaign that brought him back to Iowa, where he worked until he retired. Steve was an excellent writer and valued a strong ability to speak and communicate well. Steve’s booming “radio announcer” voice, as his sister Sue called it, will be fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Steven enjoyed politics, the outdoors, and Minnesota sports. He was an avid follower of Minnesota Gopher hockey and Timberwolves basketball and wouldn’t miss a Twins or Vikings game. Steven never lost hope that the Twins would make it back to win another World Series after their 1987 and 1991 wins that were so incredibly special to him and he taught his daughter everything he knew about the game and to love Kirby Puckett just as much as he did. Steve was a big fan of Minnesota Northstar hockey, until they moved to Dallas, but it didn’t take long for him to fall in love with the Minnesota Wild and proudly don a ballcap with their logo emblazoned on it.

Steven is survived by his mother, Geraldine Webber of Chanhassen, MN, his daughter Erin (Jamie) Shirk, grandchildren Peyton and Lauren Shirk of Moberly, Missouri; brothers Dick (Becky) Webber of Farmington, MN; Bob (Bobbie) Webber of Moundsview, MN, John (Mary Jo) Webber of Lakeville, MN; and sister Sue (Mike) Hnastchenko of Minneapolis, MN, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his brother Tom Webber and his father Donald Charles Webber.




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